Red Light Runner Results in a Traffic Crash with Serious Injuries

A major crash at Del Prado Blvd. South and Coral Pointe Drive on Tuesday afternoon resulted in serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Major Crash Investigators responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.

The synopsis of the crash from the Major Crash Investigator is as follows:

Red Light Runner Results in a Traffic Crash with Serious Injuries

VEHICLE 1: White 2019 Toyota Corolla, Florida tag, driven by a 17 year old juvenile, of Cape Coral, FL.
Juvenile suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the crash.
VEHICLE 1 PASSENGER: 15 year old juvenile, of Cape Coral, FL. Juvenile suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

Red Light Runner Results in a Traffic Crash with Serious Injuries

VEHICLE 2: Black 2018 Jaguar F-Pace, Florida tag, driven by Josefina Morales-Rodriguez, DOB 6-29-66, of Cape Coral, FL. Morales-Rodriguez suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.
VEHICLE 2 PASSENGER: Faustina Rodriguez, DOB 2-16-31, of Cape Coral, FL. Rodriguez suffered what were originally thought to be life-threatening injuries, but were later downgraded to serious but non-life threatening at the hospital.

Red Light Runner Results in a Traffic Crash with Serious Injuries

VEHICLE 3: White 2017 Cadillac Escalade, Illinois tag, driven by James J Santilli, DOB 4-28-81, of Huntley, IL.
Santilli suffered no injuries in the crash.
VEHICLE 3 PASSENGER: 17 year old juvenile, of Huntley, IL. Juvenile suffered no injuries in the crash.

Red Light Runner Results in a Traffic Crash with Serious Injuries

VEHICLE 4: White 2018 GMC Acadia, Florida tag, driven by Jordan A Racz, DOB 3-1-83, Cape Coral, Fl. Racz suffered no injuries in the crash.  (There were no passengers in Vehicle 4.)

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SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was traveling southbound on Del Prado Blvd S in the left inside travel lane approaching the intersection of Coral Point Drive/SE 16th Terrace.

Vehicle 2 was traveling northbound on Del Prado Blvd S in the left turn lane stopped for the red light at the same intersection.

Vehicle 3 was directly behind Vehicle 2.

Vehicle 4 was traveling eastbound on SE 16th Terrace in the right turn lane stopped at the red light.

Vehicle 1’s light changed to red and Vehicle 2 and Vehicle 3’s light changed green. Vehicles 2 and 3 began making their left turns when Vehicle 1 ran the red light and proceeded through the intersection.

Vehicle 1 “T-boned” Vehicle 2 in the passenger side door causing Vehicle 2 to rotate counterclockwise while sliding westbound. Vehicle 2 entered Vehicle 4’s lane and the rear bumper of Vehicle 2 struck the front bumper of Vehicle 4. Vehicle 1 continued southbound and the front bumper of Vehicle 1 struck the right front quarter-panel of Vehicle 3.

Driver of Vehicle 1 was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Passenger of Vehicle 1 was also transported with minor injuries.

Driver of Vehicle 2 suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. Passenger of Vehicle 2 was trauma alerted to a local hospital with what were originally thought to be life threatening injuries but were later downgraded to non-life threatening at the hospital.

Occupants in Vehicle 3 and Vehicle 4 did not sustain any injuries.

Alcohol/drugs are NOT factor. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified. 

Red Light Runner Results in a Traffic Crash with Serious Injuries

If you witnessed this traffic crash or have information about this traffic crash, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department by calling 239-574-3223; by submitting an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tipshttps://new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous; by sending us a message through our social media platforms or by calling Crime stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

Please use the Case Report # 21-014658.

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